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TTC @ LISA Forum Europe - October 11-14, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary

LISA (The Localization Industry Standards Association) organized LISA Forum Europe: Building Quality, Building Customers on October 11-14 in Budapest, Hungary. Indra Sāmīte (TILDE) gave a talk “Defining Quality Levels for MT: Terminology Management and Quality in MT” covering such topics as specialized vs. universal machine translation, terminology consistency, extracting terminology from comparable corpora and automated machine translation system adaptation to a certain domain – the central themes of TTC accompanied by the TTC introductory leaflet.

 

TTC @ “Русистика и Современность” - October 7-9, 2010 in Riga, Latvia

One of the main TTC objectives, among others, is leveraging machine translation tools by generating bilingual terminologies automatically from comparable corpora in several European Union languages: English, French, German, Latvian as well as in Chinese and Russian. A paper about the Latvian-Russian rule-based machine translation system which can be used for supporting social communication (Tatiana Gornostay, TILDE) was accepted to the 13th International Conference “Русистика и Современность” (Russian Philology in Modern Times) to be held on October 7-9, 2010 in Riga, Latvia. The problem of a rule-based machine translation system adaptation to a certain domain with terminology extracted from a specialized text – one of the key issues of TTC – is touched upon in the paper. Another paper on the same issue was presented at the 4th Internaltional Conference “Modern Tasks of Linguistics, Language Teaching and Intercultural Communications” held on December 3-4, 2010 in Uljanovsk State Technical University, Uljanovsk, Russia.

 

TTC @ Baltic HLT - October 7-8, 2010 in Riga, Latvia

The 4th International Conference Baltic HLT “Human Language Technologies – The Baltic Perspective” was held on October 7-8, 2010 in Riga, Latvia. The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the sharing of new ideas and recent advances in human language processing and to promote cooperation between the research communities of computer science and linguistics from the Baltic countries and the rest of the world. The TTC project was presented with the introductory leaflet.

 

TTC Workshop with End Users - October 6-7 in Stuttgart, Germany

The 1st TTC workshop with end users was successfully organized by the project partners Ulrich Heid, Fabienne Fritzinger and Marion Weller (IMS) on October 6-7, 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. During the workshop the following issues were discussed:

  • General types of usage scenarios
  • TTC tools (data, formats, functionality)
 

TTC @ TAUS User Conference - October 4-6, 2010 in Portland, USA

TTC was presented at TAUS (Translation Automation User Society) Conference entitled “Language Business Innovation – Shared Opportunities” held on October 4-6, 2010 in Portland, USA. This event, the once-a-year and non-sponsored event, focuses on translation automation localization business innovation and industry collaboration. Indra Sāmīte (TILDE) gave a talk “Machine Translation for small languages and under-resourced domains” and made a short presentation about the TTC project concept, goal, scientific objectives, impact and expected results.

 
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